Bioinspired magneto-optical bacteria.


"Two-in-one" magneto-optical bacteria have been produced using the probiotic Lactobacillus fermentum for the first time. We took advantage of two features of bacteria to synthesize this novel and bifunctional nanostructure: their metal-reducing properties, to produce gold nanoparticles, and their capacity to incorporate iron oxide nanoparticles at their external surface. The magneto-optical bacteria survive the process and behave as a magnet at room temperature.

DOI: 10.1021/ic501146r

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@article{Carmona2014BioinspiredMB, title={Bioinspired magneto-optical bacteria.}, author={Fernando Carmona and Miguel Mart{\'i}n and N. I. Perotti de G{\'a}lvez and Jose M Dominguez-Vera}, journal={Inorganic chemistry}, year={2014}, volume={53 16}, pages={8565-9} }